This & That

Zagrobla 1994 – 2019

On December 8, the mare Zagrobla (Monogram / Zguba) died at the age of 25 years in her home-stud Michalow. She was one of the “legendary three,” Kwestura, Fallada, and Zagrobla, the three Monogramm daughters who won all the important championships for Michalow, bringing the fame of the stud to new heights. In addition to …

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In Memoriam – Jan Calis

In October, Jan told me that next year he wanted to show Lobeke at a show – he would be 72, Lobeke 28, together makes a whopping 100 years. It should not happen anymore. Jan Calis, “The Flyng Dutchman” died this morning. That’s how we knew the “Flying Dutchman”… Born in 1948, Jan grew up …

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In Memoriam – H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

HH. Sheik Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the second son of Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates, died on 18 November at the age of 64. The Sandhurst Military Academy graduate previously served as deputy prime minister, but then became the president’s representative, a post he held until his death.In Arabian horse …

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In Memoriam – Wolfgang Eberhardt

The news spreads like wildfire: Wolfgang Eberhardt died today surprisingly at the age of 71. Only a week ago, we spoke at the VHS and licensing in Alsfeld extensively with each other. And now there is only this void … A graduated engineer by profession and an expert for the reconstruction of traffic accidents, his …

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Show vs. Riding Horse

Sometimes in the world of Arabian horses, opinions are fiercely clashing. For example, there is a dispute in every second Facebook post about whether or not you can ride show horses. The views here are far apart and are vehemently defended by their respective representatives (mostly females…). From a categorical “no” to “yes, of course!” …

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Umfrage – Welche Veranstaltung hätten Sie denn gern? (Seite 2)

Wie weit sind Sie bereit zu fahren, um an einer der vorangenannten Veranstaltungen teilzunehmen? ___________________________________________________________________________________ Wieviel Geld wären Sie bereit auszugeben, um an einer der vorangenannten Veranstaltungen teilzunehmen? Kosten bitte pro Pferd / Person an einem Wochenende veranschlagen (Boxengeld, Nenngeld, Hotel, Benzin, Essen, Trinken, Eintritt). ___________________________________________________________________________________ Welche Gründe gibt es für Sie, an keiner der …

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Umfrage – Welche Veranstaltung hätten Sie denn gern? (Seite 1)

Veranstaltungen haben es dieser Tage nicht leicht – entweder sie müssen mit einem Minimum an Teilnehmern sich so grad über die Runden retten, oder sie werden ganz abgesagt. Woran liegt es? Ist es das Veranstaltungskonzept? Besteht überhaupt ein Interesse, mit seinen Pferd irgendwohin zu gehen – oder gilt das Motto: Zuhause ist es am schönsten? …

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In Memoriam – Urszula (Ula) Sawicka

Sad news from Poland has just reached us that the photographer Urszula Magdalena Sawicka succumbed to her illness on July 28th. “Ula”, who was a germanist by profession and therefore spoke excellent German, was also known in Arabian horse circles. She photographed all breeds of horses, but her love belonged to the Arabians and so …

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In Memoriam – Ryan Jones

It is with a heavy heart to write these lines and to inform about the passing of Ryan Jones, one of the most talented handlers in the Arabian horse world. The tragedy happened at the British Nationals at Malvern last weekend where Ryan died very suddenly, presumably of a heart attack. Ryan was born in …

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Animals as Teacher

Almost every day we are bombarded with horror pictures and news that show tormented animals – also in the horse world, and yes, also in the world of the Arabian horse. There are the show horses, who fearfully fix their handler, not to miss the moment when he probably lowers the whip and they get …

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